Elisabeth Tonnard

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The Plan

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I’m happy to announce my new book titled The Plan.

My interest in white space in texts and fascination for printed materials and propaganda books from East Germany brought me to discover the Plan. The Plan is the chameleonic directive to every situation of societal life – whether it is playing sports, writing a book, or practicing for war. Always think of the Plan. Better yet: always have it in your hand.

The Plan consists of a book and a folder, together forming one object. The book contains 26 pictures reproduced from miniature books published in the German Democratic Republic during the 1980s. Each book is accompanied by an original, pre-owned GDR folder, each different and individually obtained from households in the former state. The folder comes with a foldout sheet of the Plan.

Edition of 150 copies, numbered.

Digital print, full color paperback, A5 size, 48 pages. Plus original GDR folder, A4 size, with a folded and stamped A2 sheet.

See more images of the book here.

Priced at € 45,- plus shipping. Order through the webshop or by email. The book will also be available at my table at the upcoming NY Art Book Fair.

If you really want to understand what the GDR was about, you need to look at The Plan.
Joachim Schmid

 

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August 30, 2016 at 11:36 am

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New book: The Death of the Poet

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This literary artist book excerpts texts from the biographies of nineteen different poets to fabricate one single, time and space crossing, remarkable story.

B&w digital printing, paperback, size 13 x 19 cm, 48 pages.

Edition of 125 copies, not numbered.

Priced at €24, plus shipping. Available now through my webshop or through email.

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The book will be launched at Offprint London taking place at Tate Modern from May 20-22. You can find it at the table I am sharing with Joachim Schmid.

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April 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm

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New book: Joachim Schmid Works

Thirty-three photographs of Joachim Schmid working on his E-Book.*

Joachim Schmid is well-known for his work with other people’s photographs. It is less known, or even unknown, that he takes the camera to hand himself sometimes. This little book documents just that and thereby provides a so far unseen aspect of Joachim Schmid’s practice. We get a glimpse of the artist’s movements in the age of lcd-screens and in addition to that a portrait of the streets that write to us.

Full color digital printing, sewn paperback, size 10.5 x 15 cm, 44 pages. Edition of 75 copies, not numbered.

Priced at €24, plus shipping. Available now through my webshop or through email.

The book will be launched at Offprint London taking place at Tate Modern from May 20-22. You can find it at the table I am sharing with Joachim.

* E-Book was published in February of 2016 and is based on a letter Joachim wrote to me. The words of this letter remain invisible in his book but every E is included in the form of a photograph. The various E’s, almost 500 of them, were photographed in a number of different cities during 2015. There is no digital version of the book.

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April 27, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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Song of Myself

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself

My book Song of Myself: American Renaissance launches on December 11. The book consists of texts collected from the Facebook pages of Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman.

It is available as a small pocket book priced at €15,- and as a special edition that can also be used for exhibition. The image above is taken of an installation of the latter at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin where the book will launch at Friends with Books.

The special edition consists of 58 inkjet printed sheets at A3 size in an archival folder. There are seven copies plus one artist proof. In the colophon each of the seven copies is associated with one of the poets that appear in the project, i.e. there is Edgar Allan Poe’s copy, Emily Dickinson’s, Henry David Thoreau’s, Herman Melville’s, etcetera. If you are ordering the edition you can choose which copy you’d like (check if it’s still available). The edition is priced at €745,-

More images and information can be found here.
Order the book through my webshop or by email.
Order the special edition through my webshop or by email.

The project will be exhibited at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam from January 24 – May 8 in the exhibition Quickscan.

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Friends with Books at Hamburger Bahnhof

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From December 11 to 13 I’m participating in Friends with Books. My new work Song of Myself will be installed in the exhibition ‘I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library’ also featuring works by Susanne Bürner, Natalie Czech, Anita Di Bianco, Dominique Hurth, Ines Lechleitner, Jonathan Monk, Joachim Schmid, and Erik Steinbrecher.

On Saturday December 12 at 13.00 Dr. Michael Lailach, Kunstbibliothek Berlin, leads a panel discussion with Céline Duval, Joachim Schmid, Erik Steinbrecher and myself on the artist and author as publisher. Strategies of text and image collection, of arrangement and publishing are to be discussed.

I’m also participating in the book fair, you’ll find my table at the entrance to the main hall (table E4). Both the limited and the regular edition of Song of Myself will be available, as well as my other new title The Library.

Location:
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin-Mitte

 

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December 3, 2015 at 5:33 pm

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Offprint Paris

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Next week I’ll be participating in Offprint Paris again. This year’s edition of the art-publishing fair showcases more than 125 publishers from over 20 countries. You’ll find me and my books at the table I share with Joachim Schmid. My new book The Library will be launched at the fair. Find a pdf catalogue of the books I will bring here.
Beaux Arts de Paris, 14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
November 12–15, 2015

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November 4, 2015 at 11:55 pm

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The New York Art Book Fair

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The tenth edition of the New York Art Book Fair will be held at MoMA PS1 from September 17-20. For the third year in a row I’m sharing a table with Joachim Schmid. We both published a number of books since last year and look forward to presenting them. New titles I’ll bring to the fair include: Wiederholungszwang, The Lovers, Husch!, Mein Buch and Tischblumenbilder. Find a pdf catalogue of what will be available here.

We’ll be in the big room on the 2nd floor this year, the table number is N42. For practicalities visit: http://nyartbookfair.com/about/

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August 14, 2015 at 7:43 pm

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